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5th May 2012

A far better week this week.  Five lads in total and only three fishing at night for most of the week with one lad not fishing from Wednesday on.  Taking 62 fish in total with a cracking 31 x 30s to 39 lb 8 oz and 7 x 40s to 46 lb 4 oz and our very own big scale at a lovely 51 lb 12 oz. Top rod this week was John who took 20 fish with 9 x 30s to 38 lb and did very well with 4 x 40s to 46 lb 4 oz. alan had a great week with 15 fish 9 x 30s to 39 lb and 1 x 40 at 41 lb he then smashed his pb with big scale at 51 lb 12 oz. Dave senior was next up with 9 fish he did well as he only fished from 9 till about 6 then slept in the cabin at night. Dave had 6 x 30s to 39 lb 8 oz and 1 at 40 lb. Dave junior had a great time taking 9 fish with 3 x 30s to 37 lb 8 oz and a lovely 41 lb 12 oz mirror. Dave also only fished days from Wednesday on. Simon did well taking 9 fish with 3 x 30s to 36 lb. Top swim this week was number 9 and 10 top bait was once again cell. Weather conditions were very settled.


28th April 2012

With Saturday and Sunday being another wash out I thought here we go again but the weather broke and away the lads went.  Five lads in total a group of three non-exclusive plus two of our own taking 60 fish with 22x 30s to 39 lb 8 oz and a cracking 12 x 40s to 49 lb 5 oz. Top rod this week was Dale he took 21 fish with 8 x 30s to 39 lb 8 oz and 2 x 40s at42 lb and 45 lb 2 oz dale topped that with his pb sturgeon our small girl finny at 35 lb 8 oz .kiz and our very own Andy Sutton were level with 12 fish.  Andy at last got on the rods after nearly 2 years he had 6 x 30s to 36 lb 6 oz and 2 x 40s a new pb common at 42 lb and his new pb mirror a lovely fish at 40 lb he also smashed the sturgeon record with light line.  Andy was trying to catch stock fish when a sturgeon picked up his gear with a match rod and 6 lb line he had a battle on his hands but he landed it at 35lb a massive achievement by any angling standards.  Kizza was making his first trip to France and went away chuffed to bits he had 3 x 30s to 35 lb 5 oz his new pb mirror and he backed that up with his new pb common a stunning49lb 5 oz fish .kizza also did his pb sturgeon .john was well happy doing his pb mirror common catfish he took 9 fish with 3 x 30s to 37lb 8 oz and 4 x 40s to 47 lb 8 oz.  Troy had only 6 fish but did well on the 40s he had 2 x 30s to 32 lb 8 oz and 4 x 40s to42 lb.  Top swim this week was number 9 and top bait was a nashy peach that was tried by Andy and when he started to catch well on it all the lads soon switched bait.  Weather conditions were settled after Sunday.


21st April 2012

This week is by far the worst week I have seen at Suttons. Two years as lake manager and I have never seen so much rain in France. The lake rising an amazing 10 inches. This totally switched the fish right off. The group of 5 including Troy took 39 fish 19 x 30s to 39 lb 8 oz and 2 x 40s to 41 lb. Aaron was top rod this week taking 7 fish this included 4 x 30s to 35 lb and 1 x 40lb fish this was Aaron’s new pb. Aaron also took his new pb sturgeon. Steve Troy and Bean all had 7 fish each. Steve had 5 x 30s to 36 lb and also took his new pb sturgeon bean had 4 x 30s to 37 lb 8 oz and had cats to 24 lb. Troy fished mainly in the morning and had 5 x 30s to 39 lb 8 oz. James had a very hard week he managed only 4 fish but 3 of these were new pbs. Steve took his pb common at 26lb 6 oz his sturgeon at 36 lb and a lovely mirror at 41 lb.  The top swim was number 5 then 1, 4 and number 10.  Top bait was cell as I said this was the worst weather I have seen so conditions were extreme to say the least.  To finish this report I would like to say a massive hats off to the lads. What a hard week it was!


14th April 2012

A far better week this week.  Five lads on this week all doing pbs and taking 89 fish in total.  The lads had 10 x 40s to 48 lb 12 oz and a cracking 44 x 30s to 39 lb. Conditions were still very hard with the weather very unsettled. Top rod this week was Paul he took 22 fish with 3 x 40s at 40 lb 12 oz and 42 lb all topped with his new pb big scale at 48 lb 12 oz. Paul backed that up with 13 x 30s to 38 lb 12 oz top angling Paul well done. Terry was close behind his brother with 2 x 40s at 41 lb and 45 lb backed up with 1 x 30s to 36 lb. Terry also took cats to 30 + and sturgeon. Gavin had 20 fish these included 4 x 40s to 44 lb 9 x 30s to 39 lb. Gavin also took a few small cats. Pumer had a great time he took a 40 lb 8 oz mirror and 7 x 30s to 37 lb 8 oz he also took 2 x grass carp at 25 lb and 28 lb 8 oz. Steve had a slower week taking 11 fish but still doing his pb. Steve managed 5x 30s to 37 lb.Top swims this week were number 5 and number 10. The top bait was split this week which was quite interesting the lads were trying out blakes baits nut boilies against the cell and results were 50 50.


7th April 2012

A group of 4 lads this week doing well considering weather conditions. The lads managed 51 fish. These included 27 x 30s to 39 lb 4 oz and 6 x 40s to a cracking 49 lb our very own big scale 1 pound up on this time last year. Top rod this week was level between Dave and Craig. Both taking 17 fish. Daves average was slightly higher he took 10 x 30s to 36 lb 12 oz he then smashed his pb with a cracking 48 lb common. Dave also took his pb grass carp of 16 lb. Craig had a great week he smashed his pb 5 times he had 9 x 30s to 39 lb 4 oz which he then backed up with his new pb a lovely mirror at 43 lb. Craig also did his new pb catfish a small girl at 19 lb .he also took 2 sturgeon to 35 lb 8 oz. lance struggled but stuck to his guns and took 3 x 40s over a couple of days before he moved swims. He then followed that up with 3 x 30s to 37 lb. lance also took his pb common at 26 lb and his new pb catfish another small fish at 16 lb 12 oz. Stuart had to shoot of back to the uk cutting his trip short but boy was he glad he come to Suttons doing his new pb big scale at 49 lb. Stuart also took 5 x 30s to 37 lb .top swims were 4 and 5 lance nailed the 3 x 40s from number 9 while Stuart fished in 10 top bait was once again cell and as I said conditions were very up and down


31st March 2012

A group of four lads on this week. The weather once again was very unsettled but the group still managed to take 79 fish. These included 35 x 30s to 39 lb and 8 x 40s to 47 lb 8 oz.  Top rod this week was Luke he managed 25 fish and did his new pb mirror common and catfish. He had 12 x 30s to 39 lb and 3 x 40s to his new pb common at 47 lb 8 oz he had a small catfish of 25 lb which was also his new pb. Dave took 21 fish with 9 x 30s to 36 lb and 3 x 40s to 45 lb. Dave also lost a few fish this would have put him a bit closer to Lukes number of fish. Ron had 17 fish with 9 x 30s and 2 x 40s. Steve had a great week he said taking 16 fish which included 7 x 30s to his new pb at 39 lb . Top swim this week was number four closely followed by number five. The top bait was a homemade peach used by both Dave and Luke and closely followed by cell.


24th March 2012

A great start to the new season. Martyn fished with his wife Shelley this week both taking new pbs. Martyn took 23 fish with no less than 8 x 30s to 35lb 12 oz and a cracking 47lb common. Martyns new pb the couple also took cats to 23lb 12oz. Shelley jumped in on the action to take her new pb at 23lb 3 oz.They moved around trying to sneak out fish which seemed to pay off. They fished numbers 9 12 5 and number 1. The top bait was prf by tails up. Martyn did fish this over a secret bed of freebees that worked very well. Weather was very hot all week with temperatures dropping overnight. Top swim this week was number 12. I was surprised bigger fish didnt appear this week but what I will say as a sneak preview for next week is 1 lad did 5 fish the first night this week including 2 x 40s to 47lb 8 oz both his new pbs.


29th October 2011

With the lake only being fished for a few days I was amazed with the results .jay troy and mike managed 15 fish with 6 x 30s to 39 lb 5 x 40s to 48 lb and 2 x 50s 1 at 50 lb and an awesome 56 lb mirror. With the time fishing jay was top rod he did a 48-hour session. Jay had his first fish before he finished setting all his rods up. And wot a way to start with a cracking 44 lb mirror, jay then took a 23 lb 8 oz common a 29 lb mirror a 39 lb mirror .jay was well happy and well shocked at his next fish an amazing mirror at 56 lb totally smashing his old pb. Well-done jay top angling. Troy once again did very well taking 7 fish with 4 x 30s to 37 lb 8 oz   2 x 40s at 40 lb and 43 lb he then backed them up with yet another 50 lb fish. Troy’s second 50 lb fish this season . Mike only took 3 fish but they were very good sizes. Mike had a 39 lb mirror backed up by a 44 lb common mikes new pb and then took a cracking 48 lb mirror .top bait was once again our very own prf by tails up top swims were 5 and 9 conditions were cold but settled


15th October 2011

A group of 6 lads on this week .89 fish which included 55 x 30s to 39 lb 10 oz and 6 x 40s to 47 lb 12 oz. Top rod this week was slick he managed 24 fish with 14 x 30s to 37 lb. slick also had his pb catfish which wasn’t a monster but at 12 lb it was still his pb. Slick did get smashed up by two big cats in the main lake and by a big cat in the stock pond. Slick managed to retrieve his line in the stock pond and then fell in the lake and lost the cat unlucky mate. matty was next in line with 2o fish which included 12 x 30s to 36 lb which he then topped with a cracking 46 lb mirror . matty also did his pb sturgeon  at 32 lb well done matty .Brian senior had a cracking week this was his first trip to France and with a pb of about 24 lb in the uk he had a field day. Brian managed 16 fish with 7 x 30s to 39 lb 12 oz and 3 x 40s which were 43 lb 8 oz mirror a 45 lb 2 oz mirror his new pb and a lovely 47 lb 12 oz common also his new pb . Brian junior was chasing his dad all week but just couldn’t catch him he managed 14 fish with 9 x 30s to 38 lb, which he then topped with his new pb a 40 lb mirror. John had 8 fish he had 4 x 30s to 36 lb 10 oz and rounded that off with a 42 lb mirror. Jeff had a great week this was also his first trip to France he managed 7 fish with 4 x 30s to 37 lb his new pb